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He was celebrating 50 years of dialogue with the World Methodist Council

Pope Francis paid tribute to his ‘constant advocacy of dialogue and peace for all the people in the Philippines’

‘I want a church that knows how to enter into people’s conversations, that knows how to dialogue,’ he said

Instead, he said countries should cooperate based on love, fraternity and solidarity

Thirty were martyred at the hands of Dutch Calvinists in Brazil

No Pope can overturn the Church’s teaching that the death penalty is legitimate. So Francis’s comments were puzzling

The Church’s position on the death penalty is one example of how Church teaching is not static, the Pope said

The Pope has the second highest number of followers for any world leader, behind Donald Trump

Pope Francis said the wide variety of Catholic rites in India is not a threat to unity

The Pope criticised the ‘dark net’ where ‘evil finds ever new, effective and pervasive ways to act and to expand’